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Travel Resources for Finding Cheap Rail Tickets

on 02 March 2021

Find the below list of tips to help you find cheap train tickets and low-cost fares.

  • travelling off-peak To get cheaper train tickets, it's definitely worth travelling off-peak whenever possible.
  • Get a railcard A railcard will save you so much money.
  • Avoid Fridays and Sundays.
  • Book in advance. Advance fares are single (one-way) tickets, offering great value for money on many journeys. Advance tickets are sold in limited numbers and subject to availability.
  • Recommended websites:

National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Enquiries is the UK's number 1 resource for train tickets, timetables, rail fare enquiries, train line information, promotions and train running information from the official source of UK rail travel.


The great thing about GoEuro is that you can plan your trip across multiple transport platforms (flights, trains and buses) in Europe.


Trailine lists advance ticket discounts and money saved on choosing alternative times.

Seat 61

This site has saved me on many occasions, especially in Asia, where language barriers have made finding out about train times and ticket bookings slightly difficult. The Man In Seat 61 details trains times for almost everywhere and includes ferry timings and other useful transit information.

Network Rail

I use Network Rail mainly for the timetables since it lists all routes and timings for all the trains across the UK.


Buy cheap train tickets for all UK National Rail destinations, service allows you to find the cheapest available train ticket prices.

Last Updated: 07 March 2021
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